I recently purchased an older house. It has Tounge-And-Groove Douglas Fir
flooring running throughout. I had all of the rooms sanded and refinished,
except one, and it looks great.
However, the one room that I haven't finished is my problem. The previous
owners bumped out the wall about 5 feet, laid a subfloor and then carpeted.
They didn't continue the doug fir.
I have found a supplier for salvaged doug fir, and intend to feather in the
boards. The supplier is milling them to length. I chose to go the easy
route and just butt up most of the new boards to the old.
But there are 5 planks that end after going just about 18" or so. I would
like to remove these boards and feather in some longer boards to achieve a
more random look.
1) How should I go about removing the 18" boards without damaging the
boards around them?
2) Then, how should I get the longer boards in to place?
3) Are there any special concerns regarding the length of the flooring that
I am having milled that I should keep in mind?
4) Would it save me massive headache and trouble to just butt all the new
boards up against the old? I feel like it might scream "This is an
addition," but I don't know.
and finally 5) How long should I let the boards sit in the room before
installing to acclimate them to my house?
Please let me know if you need any more information. Thanks for your